Like millions of Canadians, we are watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold.
As of 10:00 a.m. on March 12th, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported over 125,000 confirmed cases and over 4,600 deaths worldwide. In Canada, 93 confirmed cases have been reported, including 1 death.
While many of us may feel helpless in the face of this pandemic, there are actions we can take to assist the worldwide effort to contain the impact of COVID-19. Here are 3 ways you can help.
Here are 3 ways you can help make a difference.
1. Support charities responding to COVID-19
Donate to Canadian charities responding to COVID-19 in both Canada and abroad. Your donation can help stop the spread of the disease and support affected communities.As the situation develops, we will continue to update our list of responding charities.
2. Wash your hands and protect yourself and others.
One of the easiest ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and self-isolate when you are feeling ill. Learn more about COVID-19 signs and symptoms and prevention methods.
3. Support charities in your community.
As the situation continues to unfold, some charities are canceling fundraising events out of an abundance of caution. Your support is needed to ensure charities in your community can continue their charitable mission. Please give today.